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Iran to respond following scientist assassinations

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9010-08429

TEHRAN (ISNA) - Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said the country’s security officials would present appropriate response following the assassination of nuclear scientists.

He stressed hegemonic powers has resorted to such terrorist actions when they failed to impede Iran’s scientific progress, pointing out the country’s security officials would present reasonable strategies in response to the assassination of its nuclear scientists.

An Iranian scientist, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, was killed in a terrorist attack January 11. In the incident, a motorcyclist attached a magnetic bomb to his car near a building of a university in Tehran.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was a chemical engineering graduate of Iran's prominent Sharif University of Technology and served as marketing deputy of Iran's Natanz nuclear installation.

A similar bomb explosion on January 12, 2010 killed Tehran University professor Masoud Ali Mohammadi, a senior physics professor. He was killed when a bomb-rigged motorcycle exploded near his car as he was about to leave for work.

In November 2010, a pair of back-to-back bomb attacks in different parts of the capital killed Majid Shahriari and wounded Fereydoun Abbasi.

Rahimi referred to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s order for protecting the nuclear scientists, noting it has already been announced to relative officials and all individuals active in nuclear section would be specifically cared and protected seriously.

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